Commencement ceremony: 7 p.m. May 29 in the Pequot Lakes High School gymnasium.
Graduating class: 123 students.
Class flower: White rose.
Class song: You're Gonna Miss This, by Trace Adkins.
Class colors: Red and silver.
Class motto: Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. - George Bernard Shaw.
VALEDICTORIAN: Laura Craig.
Parents: Thomas and Janet Craig.
Activities: Track, pep band, theater, marching band, jazz band, speech, Spanish club, Interact club, art club, yearbook, school newspaper, National Honor Society, student council and volunteering at St. Alice Church and St. Joseph's Medical Center throughout high school.
Future plans: Attend the University of St. Thomas to major in actuarial science.
SALUTATORIAN: Derek Rood
Parents: Scott and Patti Rood
Activities: Track and field, student council, Interact club, National Honor Society, art club, yearbook, newspaper, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and also served on the district's wellness committee.
Future plans: Attend the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks to obtain a double degree in managerial finance and accounting with a minor in international business. He then plans to earn his master's in business administration.
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